Children on remote island receive first drone-delivered vaccines – CBS News

The drone delivery covered almost 25 miles of rainforests and rugged mountainous terrain

Christian Rivas’s insight:
The South Pacific nation of Vannatu have become the first nation ever to receive vaccines via commercial drone delivery. The drone flew 25 miles over rain forests and and mountains to reach this isolated community. In this delivery 13 children were able to receive vaccines and 5 pregnant women as well. The UNICEF says this type of vaccine delivery can be a game changer in helping the many hard to reach children around the world receive vaccines. This test program will help inform other countries about how to use this technologies to spread medical aide to their own hard to reach communities.

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